The Travelodge is located a ten-minute walk from Waterloo station, but it's also close to Southwick tube station too. It's easy to find from Waterloo, you come out onto Waterloo road and just walk in a straight line until you see the hotel. The hotel is easy to check in to, there is a receptionist at the desk 24/7 and there are also two booths to check yourself in, you can even use your card to pay for the hotel room.
Just off from the reception is the bar, that's where you will get something to eat and a drink. They offer proper meals at meal times and then after 10pm, you can order a pizza or some chips. So you won't go hungry. You need to walk through the bar to get to the lift that takes you to your room and we stayed in a Super Room, you can find a more detailed review about it here.The check-in went smoothly and the receptionist was very helpful and polite. Staff said hello as they passed me and the room was easy to find. The room was smart, clean and tidy. It had everything we would need for a comfortable nights sleep and although we had a Super room, the normal rooms in the Travelodge hotel chain are still a really good room for the money that you pay for it. Two days after I stayed at London Waterloo Central, I was staying in Gatwick North Travelodge and we had a normal room there and I was actually just as pleased with the room.
I used the hotel as a central point for a night out near the London Eye and afterwards my friends and I spent some time in the bar of the Travelodge. It was 11.30pm and the bar was busy but still very quiet and I ordered some chips to eat, they were no problem for the staff to cook them for me. The prices of food and drink in the hotel weren't too expensive for a central London hotel and the service was lovely. The bed in the Travelodge Waterloo Central was one of the most comfortable beds that I have slept in, it was firm and I slept all night long. Normally when I go away, I don't sleep, maybe because I am used to having background noise from the family, but I was pleasantly surprised to know I slept really well.
I also had breakfast at the hotel and it costs £8.25 for an unlimited breakfast of food ranging from a cooked breakfast to a continental breakfast. You also get unlimited drinks too. The best thing I love about the Travelodge breakfast is the sausages, but also the fact that kids eat for free. So when I stay in a Travelodge with Tilly, she has a good cooked breakfast too and it costs £8.25 for both of us. The breakfast caters for people of all diets and there was even soya milk available for people with a milk intolerance. The breakfast usually breakfast is served between 8am and 11am on a weekend, but if you just want continental breakfast then you can usually have that from before 8am.
My experience of the Travelodge Waterloo Central was an absolutely positive one and I will stay there again as I like that its so close to the train station and you can drop your bags off, then let your adventure in London start! Check out was simple and I was bid a friendly goodbye. I found the hotel to be very good value, and the staff to have friendly and polite customer services.